This site provides 12 ways that drama can be used to engage students through problem solving, decision making, etc. It provides classroom activities such as energizers and warm-ups to unwind students and to get them focused. Activitiesa are also included to engage students in Reader's Theatre, puzzle creation, and fraction mime exercises.
North Carolina Aligned Theatre Arts
In this lesson, students will demonstrate basic understand of acting for musicals by selecting lyrics to memorize and dividing it into moments.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of â€œThe Fourth Wallâ€ principles by performing a content-less scene where they will visualize, and/or break, the Fourth Wall.
This lesson plan highlights two approaches to teaching students about bullying through drama. In this lesson, drama serves as a means to highlight and explore bullying issues, giving pupils the opportunity to try out anti-bullying strategies for themselves.
In this lesson plan, students will use pantomime, research skills, and information sharing to perform as someone or something from a country around the world. The teacher "travels" from country to country guessing who/what each student represents. The plan includes a time-travel variation as well.
Students explore and name vocal pitch and body shape and level by listening to music, responding, and dramatizing stories to reflect intentional acting choices to portray characters.
This lesson will focus on such captivating topics, beginning with an interactive warm up in which students learn about the effects of yellow fever during the period of Civil War. Afterwards, students will begin their exploration of Civil War by reading about bioterrorist plots involving diseases such as yellow fever, as well as other attempts of terrorism during this time. Students will then work on a group project in which they explore other intriguing aspects of the Civil War through reading and the examination of primary sources. They will then work with their group to create a creative and educational soap opera that will teach the rest of their classmates about their assigned topic.
The Black Presence in Theatre through the Centuries in the Historical Dictionary of African American Theatre
In this article, the authors Anthony D. Hill, associate professor of drama at The Ohio State University, and Douglas Q. Barnett, director, producer, and founder of Black Arts/West in Seattle, discuss why they created the Historical Dictionary of African American Theater, the first comprehensive compendium of two centuries of blacks on stage.
This series of interactions and assignments covers reading, documentation, writing, evaluations, and performance. It introduces students to Aristotle's Plot Points and helps them find those points in books they are reading. At first this is a small part of a weekly lesson plan, then whole lesson time is devoted to writing, and, finally, students will rehearse and perform their BookTalk.
In this lesson, students explore various methods authors use to create effective characters.
In this lesson, students will demonstrate their understanding on how costumes and props can affect/form character by drawing a costume design for their scene character and writing a list of props their character might use.